1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN
1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN
University of St. Thomas

A Diversity of Riches #2108

. . . further exploration of intriguing repertoire and inspired performances.

Hour One

G. F. HANDELRinaldo Overture –Kola Owolabi (1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) PD Archive (r. 9/24/17)

J. S. BACHAllein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664 –Kola Owolabi (2004 Fritts/Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN) PD Archive (r. 10/9/20)

CALVIN HAMPTONLullaby, fr Suite No. 2.  PAMELA DECKERAlbarda, fr Flores del DesiertoKola Owolabi (1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) PD Archive (r. 9/24/17)

FLORENCE PRICEFinale, fr Organ Sonata No. 1CALVIN TAYLORNobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, fr Spiritual Suite (2001).  WILLIAM BOLCOMWhat a friend we have in Jesus, fr Gospel Preludes, Book 1CARL HAYWOODImprovisation on We shall overcomeNathaniel Gumbs (1987 Wicks/2nd Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN) PD Archive (r. 7/24/20)

Filler – HANDEL (see above)

Hour Two

MARK FAXThree Pieces (Elemental but not quite primitive in nature; The quintessence of refinement; Big City Organ Music) Thomas Sheehan (1938 Skinner+1963-75 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) PD Archive (r. 9/27/20)

HERBERT HOWELLSPrelude Sine nomineChristopher Johnson (1964 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside Church, New York, NY) JAV Recordings 168

LOUIS VIERNEChoral, fr Symphony No. 2, Op. 20David Oliver (1990 Ontko & Young/1st (Scots) Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SC) FSPC 12422

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLORScenes from an Imaginary Ballet No. 1Michael Stairs (1929 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens Ballroom, Kennett Square, PA) PD Archive (r. 5/6/12)

DAVID HURDRecitative & Hymn, fr Te Deum LaudamusBruce Neswick (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY)  Pro Organo 7251

JOHN WEST:  3 Pieces (Now thank we all our God; Variations on Amazing Grace; Fanfare on Sine nomine) John West (1989 Rodgers/Glenkirk Presbyterian Church, Glendora, CA) PowerHouse Productions 1001

Filler – HAYWOOD (see above)

This is the last of four programs this month that highlight the work of Black composers and performers. Check our archive for more related content.

Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Dobson Pipe Organ Builders of Lake City, IA, and C. B. Fisk, Inc. of Gloucester, MA, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.